LHU kicks off fall semester with events and activities for students

PHOTO PROVIDED Lock Haven University students are shown during last year’s move-in and Welcome Week activities.

LOCK HAVEN– Lock Haven University will welcome students back to campus next week, with a host of events and activities for them to participate in as they prepare for the fall semester and the first day of classes on Monday, August 26.

On August 21, the first day of new student move-in, there will be an arts fest with arts and crafts on display in Fairview Suites for the students to enjoy.

Also that day, international students will arrive for orientation that will run from August 22-25. New students will continue to move in on August 22 and returning students move in on August 23.

Lawn games will be available from 7-9 p.m. on August 23 on the Poorman Commons and new student orientation will take place on August 23 and 24.

The Founder’s Day Convocation ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on August 25 in the Thomas Fieldhouse, with keynote speaker, Daniel Buccino.

PHOTO PROVIDED Lock Haven University students are shown during last year’s move-in and Welcome Week activities.

Later that evening students can countdown to the start of a new school year at the “New Year’s Eve” party, with a DJ, zipline and even a ball drop. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. with the ball drop at 8 p.m. in front of Price Auditorium.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 28, there will be a HAC Hump Day program, “Welcome Back,” with food, music, lawn games and the Funky Freezer on the Poorman Commons.

From 6-8 p.m. on August 30, students, faculty, staff and the Lock Haven Community are invited to a concert with LHU President Robert Pignatello at Triangle Park downtown. Pignatello will perform easy listening and classic rock music, as part of the Summer Concert Series.

At 7 p.m. on August 31, the Haven Activities Council (HAC) will present the big screen movie, “Avengers Endgame” in Price Auditorium.

The following week, the LHU Academic Majors Fair will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 in the Parsons Union Building (PUB) multipurpose room. Faculty and upper level students from all majors and minors will be on hand to share information and answer questions. Students will be able to choose or change a major and add minors during the event. Light refreshments and door prizes will be available.

PHOTO PROVIDED LHU President Robert Pignatello is shown helping university students during last year’s move-in. This year’s move-in and Welcome Week activities will begin on Aug. 21, in advance of the university’s first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 26.

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit www.lockhaven.edu, email admissions@lockhaven.edu, or call 570-484-2011.

Lock Haven University’s main campus is located on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in the scenic mountains of Pennsylvania. The university offers 49 undergraduate majors and certifications with 47 minors and eight graduate programs.

LHU is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas of study. Nearly 520,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.

PHOTO PROVIDED Lock Haven University students are shown during last year’s move-in and Welcome Week activities.

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